Connecticut, United States
Sep 24, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 24, 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

University Job Title: Research Associate 2, HSS
Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Part time
Duration Type: Fixed
If Fixed Duration, Period: 2 years from date of hire
If Fixed Duration, is continuation possible? Yes
Other Fixed Duration Date: 31-Oct-2021
Compensation Grade: Clinical & Research
Compensation Grade Profile: Research Associate 2 HSS (23)
Work Location: Medical School Campus
Worksite Address: 1 Church Street New Haven, CT 06510
Work Week: Flexible or Non-Standard (for anything other than Standard)
Searchable Job Family: Research Res Support
Total # of hours to be worked: 20

Position Focus:

Carries out research within the scope of the established study protocol. Adheres to all human subject regulations as defined by Yale University and the federal government that pertain to research studies. The Psychometrician will administer neuropsychological assessments to subjects with Alzheimer’s disease, other cognitive disorders and subjects who are cognitively healthy. They will also provide Sponsors with requested information including query resolution and other activities associated with clinical trials and the work of the ADRU. May assist in writing and editing material for publication and presentation.

This position is located at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Unit (ADRU), 8th floor, One Church Street, New Haven, CT.

Please note that the hours for this position has the potential to be increased up to FT 37.5 hours.

Essential Duties

  1. Carries out research within the scope of the established study protocol. Adheres to all human subjects regulations as defined by Yale University and the federal government that pertain to research studies.
  2. Develops criteria for admission of study subjects based on goals and objectives of project.
  3. Determines potential sources of funding and prospective partnerships.
  4. Evaluates feasibility of accepting potential projects through analysis of staffing needs, resource requirements, financial costs, and current planned capacity of group. Negotiates contracts and/or changes with funder.
  5. Develops original HIC/IRB submissions. Based on knowledge of science and research goals, collaborates with PIs on major revisions and contributes to scientific protocols. Plans and implements changes.
  6. Develops forms, questionnaires and the application of research techniques; writes procedures manuals for data collection and coding.
  7. Responsible for the documentation and transmission of study data. Ensures that report forms are accurately documented and completed in a timely manner at each site location.
  8. Works independently to develop manage and organize multi site studies. Serves as primary coordinator between University, non-Yale collaborators, pharmaceutical companies, HIC, IRB and funding sources.
  9. Performs descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses of data, using computer software.
  10. Designs and implements quality control measures to ensure accurate collection and processing of data.
  11. Contributes in-depth, original thought and relevance to written reports and to the writing of abstracts and manuscripts.

Required Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in a related discipline and two years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Ability to administer research instruments, such as clinical global ratings, neuropsychological testing, etc.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

A strong work ethic, detail-oriented, organized, self-motivated with solid time management skills.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Well-developed interpersonal and written and oral skills.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to foster and maintain cooperative relationships with principal investigators, coordinators, government officials and study sponsors to ensure for the safe and timely progression of studies.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Prior experience working with mature individuals with cognitive disorders.

Weekend Hours Required? No
Evening Hours Required? Occasional
Drug Screen: No
Health Screening: No

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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